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Old 10-20-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
davidrios
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redhat 9 won´t shutdown


hi everybody, i installed redaht 9 on a old pentium II, and everything was fine until 1 week ago, when i tryed to shutdown, but it doesn´t work.

i have no keyboard, mouse or screen on that machine, since i use it like a server and log in trough my other computer with ssh. I always used the poweroff command like root and no problem, the Pentium II shuted down. Now i type the command, and i got the "the system is shuting down" message and then nothing!!!

i tryed this too:


shutdown -h now

Broadcast message from root (pts/1) (Wed Oct 20 20:52:24 2004):

The system is going down for system halt NOW!

and then nothing happens, i can continue using the computer.

Can anyone tell me what can i do ???


by the way, i didn´t installed anything nor did any operation with the computer, this problem just came after a clean shutdown.


thanks!!!!
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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Alternatives are:

poweroff
halt
/sbin/init 0
("/sbin/init 6" for restart, or try "reboot")

HTH,

Samsara
 
Old 10-21-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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try

shutdown -h 5 now

halt -p

i think why you are having problem is because you didn't
put any number/time after the -h! £Ä3
 
Old 10-21-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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hi, thanks for the replys.

It still doesn't work. i put what you told me and nothing happens.



shutdown -h 5 now

Broadcast message from root (pts/1) (Fri Oct 22 03:19:56 2004):

now
The system is going DOWN for system halt in 5 minutes!

after 5 min the computer is still on

i tryed halt, /sbin/init 0, poweroff, shutdown.....

the thing is that a week ago there was no problem to shutdown the computer.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 11:46 PM   #5
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Try This

assuming you are root@locahost

shutdown -r now

or

shutdown -r -t 5

or something like that.

i use 8.0. so it may be diff
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:19 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by davidrios
i tryed halt, /sbin/init 0, poweroff, shutdown.....
Have you tried "reboot" and "/sbin/init 6" - those tend to be more robust than shut downs, at least in my experience, and you can just switch off the machine after it shuts down, i.e. before booting starts.
 
  


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